Vintage, Antique and other Useless Junk

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Back to the really old stuff.

Here's a set of books I inherited many years ago.
The History of England. Four volumes covering the period B. C. 55 to A. D. 1868.

They were in rough shape at the time but I found someone who could recover them, and they did an excellent job.

Each volume is signed by my paternal grandfather with his name, living at Silver street, The Groves, York, June, 1878.
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A couple of pictures from the first volume.
I'll post more info on them later.

These are typical of that Era.
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Those are utterly gorgeous :D
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When I first received these books they were in terrible shape. A couple of covers were right off and some the first pages were torn off and damaged.
I left the books with a small book restoration company. I didn't see them again for several months but when I did I was blown away by the quality of the work.

Will I ever read them? Gosh no. Did you see the size of the print, but hey, the occasional read-up on a particular event in English history is interesting.

I'll put up more info on the other books soon.
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bb49 wrote: Jul 13th, 2022, 9:42 pm
MCB wrote: Jul 13th, 2022, 8:29 pm D'oh! the picture is upside down! [icon_lol2.gif]
First guess, it's a Proton Pack! :200:

Does it work?
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Have you seen any ghosts recently? [icon_lol2.gif]

Long story short I was going through a rough patch back in 2013 and needed a project to keep my mind occupied. I "finished" it up in time for Halloween 2014 which ironically was my nephew's first Halloween! (He's 10 now :200: )
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That is very well done!

I collect "French Ivory" - it's one of the early plastics, meant to mimic ivory.
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And vintage costume jewellery (shiny!)
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and vintage hats . . .
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OMG, vintage costume jewellery! :200:

When we were downsizing just recently that was one of the items we had to purge. Several dozen from my mother. She never could afford the real stuff so decked herself out in the costume jewellery.
Grandkids didn't want them anymore so out they went.

If I had know you or someone else were in to that, I would have kept them. But only for a very short time. :biggrin:
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By "out" you mean to a thrift store, right? Because if you PMed me I would have driven over :D
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WOE.

Alas, it was not meant to be - I hope someone else is delighting over them :)
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bb49 wrote: Jul 8th, 2022, 10:07 pm Wife and I cleaned out and moved our Safe-deposit box junk this week.

A stack of interesting papers including a couple of BCRIC shares, but this really had me pleading for my life while she stood there with a Wusthof knife.

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My dad would have loved those books.
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I had a look in a full length antique mirror today. Mirror is beautiful, with a guilded age look. Now what was in the mirror is vintage,old useless junk. What happened to it? It used to have hair that wasn't white, it had no wrinkles, it had a strong and what I foolishly thought was a indestructible body. Now a worn out old saddle bag with eyes that i don't recognize anymore.
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oldtrucker wrote: Jul 25th, 2022, 6:04 pm I had a look in a full length antique mirror today. Mirror is beautiful, with a guilded age look. Now what was in the mirror is vintage,old useless junk. What happened to it? It used to have hair that wasn't white, it had no wrinkles, it had a strong and what I foolishly thought was a indestructible body. Now a worn out old saddle bag with eyes that i don't recognize anymore.
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Hmmm.. bird in hand...
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oldtrucker wrote: Jul 25th, 2022, 7:52 pm Hmmm.. bird in hand...
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